ATLANTA, Ga. -- It's not a competition. Jeff Turner says his proposal is an alternative, not a competitor. But the Atlanta Falcons would be welcome at a stadium site outside downtown Atlanta, if they need one.
"And why not come to Clayton County?" asks Jeff Turner, chairman of the board of commissioners in the county that sits directly south of Atlanta.
The site Turner touts is alongside US 41 / Dixie Highway, just south of the Fulton County line, a stark 150 mostly-undeveloped acres inside the I-285 perimeter. It's long on history; there are four markers commemorating Civil War events there. But there's not a whole lot else.
"It's been used as a dumping ground, pretty much," Turner said. "A lot of space, a lot of unoccupied land." Turner says much of the property is county owned.